Exhibitor Info – Spring Craft Show

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Current Exhibitors

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Why exhibit?

Attendees:
  • Our shows attract 20,000+ craft enthusiasts.
  • Year round, we connect with the community and educate them on the value of buying handcrafted items using our website, newsletter & Facebook page.
Exhibitors:
  • All of our exhibitors are high quality juried crafts.
  • Exhibitor numbers are kept at no more than 145 to balance variety, quality without over-saturating craft categories.
Promoter:
  • Experience: S&L has produced events since 1981.
  • Return Rate: 72% of our exhibitors for our most recent show were previous exhibitors.
  • Value: We offer below average costs and above average results according to exhibitors.
  • Working “with” exhibitors is a big reason why our shows have been so successful.
  • Convenience: We strive to make our shows as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Show Demographics

  • Age

    41% are age 36-50
    30% are age 50+
    24% are age 26-35
    5% are under age 25

  • Household Income

    41% $61k – $100k
    36% $100k+
    16% $31k – $60k
    7% under $30k

  • Home Ownership

    88% own their home!

  • Approximate Home Value

    37% $251k – $400k
    33% $400k+
    26% $151k – $250k
    4% under $150k

Booth Rental Information

We suggest that all exhibitors use a floor covering for their individual booths to enhance their display.

Booth Rental Includes
  • Fully draped booth per decorator specifications
  • 7” x 44” identity sign
  • Listing in show program for those contracted by September 1
  • Upgraded listing in our web site
  • Security during show hours
  • Aisle carpet (except where it borders a garden)
  • Free discount coupons
  • Free VIP tickets to send to your top customers

Booth Rates

Craft Booths (2 weeks)
10′ x 10′  Booth             $480
10′ x 15′  Booth             $720

Corners $75 extra   

Craft Booths (1 weeks)
10′ x 10′  Booth             $310

Corners $75 extra

Floorplan

The Spring Craft Show is located inside the Expo building. A complimentary shuttle runs between the Home & Garden Show building and the Craft Show building to ensure guests easily get to explore both.  If you have any questions about space availability, please contact Jon Plummer at 410-863-1180 or via email jonp@slprod.com

Testimonials

“What a wonderful surprise this week to receive your phone call telling me that I had tied for having the most customers to enter the Maryland Holiday Craft Show using my tickets. My sales for the weekend were fantastic and I had a really positive experience the whole weekend. I did work hard to make sure that I talked to and distributed the tickets to interested customers for several weeks ahead of time and it worked! Thank you also for making sure that I had the tickets in September to hand out to customers who came to other craft shows which I attend. It was a great way for me to advertise the MD Holiday Craft Show. I also include my up and coming shows on my business cards and photographs which I give out to many potential customers. I also contacted customers individually by email and by regular mail to invite them to the show and to offer them a ticket. This year I printed postcards of my work and sent them with a personal note to many past customers. As I thanked my customers and friends this week for helping me to win, I received some interesting feedback. Several people told me how much they enjoyed the show and one person thanked me for re-introducing them to the show. They used to attend all the time but hadn’t come for several years. She told me that the ticket got her there this year but that she will come back next year even if she doesn’t get a free ticket. I had been meaning to write to you to give you feedback and to thank you for your management of the show. Everything went so smoothly and you always have such a calm and positive demeanor about yourself. The free tickets were a wonderful idea and I know that people felt very honored to receive them. I am hopeful that you will be able to continue to distribute the tickets to vendors, at least in the near future. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you at the spring show and of course again next year in the fall.”
Peggy Hugus
“You have always been so nice. You manage a well run event. It has been a pleasure to know you.”
Ursula Cain-Jordan – ElizaJane Fine Art
“Though we have not known you for long, we were impressed by the way you handled vendors’ requests, the helpfulness of your staff, and the consideration that you have put into each and every show. “
Raymond Wong – G’s Glory Handbags
“Yep, you’re a part of my business relationships over the years also. You and your family are part of the “good” experiences that I have had over these many years.”
Richard Levitt – “Mr. Blockhead”

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsorship – Available

Our presenting sponsor becomes a virtual partner in our shows as we customize their engagement with our attendees as well as our exhibitors. We are committed to the sponsor’s success and will work closely with the sponsor to reach your objectives via advertising, social media and an on-site presence. Call Jay Plummer at 410-863-1180 to discuss the possibilities and to create a customized platform for your success.

Home & Garden Theater Sponsorship – $3,000

Our seminars are a very popular feature of the show. Topics range from gardening to home improvement help and everything in between. Your company will be mentioned over the public address system each time a seminar is announced to the crowd. You will get signage at the Home & Garden Theatre and it will be acknowledged in the show program and on our web site. In addition, you will receive 50 VIP tickets to use at your discretion.

Shuttle Bus Sponsorship – $2,500

Each day of the show, we provide shuttle service that runs throughout the fairgrounds parking areas to bring consumers right to our buildings. This is very much appreciated by our attendees and you can take the credit for providing the service via your sponsorship. Signage will be placed on each bus/trolley with your company logo and/or message. Your company will be mentioned on our announcements which run approximately every 20 minutes during the show. In addition, you will receive 50 VIP tickets to use at your discretion. You will be acknowledged on our web site (www.mdhomeandgarden.com) and in the show program as the Shuttle Bus Sponsor. This service creates tremendous good will and when there is poor weather attendees will appreciate you even more!

Custom sponsorships

Other sponsorships may be available. With all of our sponsorships, we can tailor them to meet the needs of your company. Please contact Jay Plummer at (410) 863-1180 or jayp@slprod.com to customize a sponsorship today.